Swallowing my pride-The Necessary Chill Pill
My biggest downfall can be my pride, and if I am betting, I bet on myself. However, I recently found how pride has become a hindrance in my day to day life.
Reflecting on how prideful I can be, it is somewhat comical. Let’s start with mom duties; Ah, a job in and of itself. From dropping my children off at school, which I call the “morning circus,” to the school book fairs, preparing lunches, homework responsibilities, new experiences, even extracurricular activities! Let’s not forget the upkeep of the home front; the sorting and duties of family laundry, the responsibilities of supervising the family pet, maintaining a presentable yard for the home, home repairs and all other elements that come with just “holding it down.” Can we toss in juggling a career, community volunteer, dedicated mentor, and a strategic leader?
I’m aware of my prideful pattern behavior, and at times I refuse to ask for help; but how long do you think that kind of constant activity would be sustainable?
Well, NOT LONG!
The adage of “it takes a village” is very true. Over time I’ve discovered the capability of asking for help. Asking for help is a sign of strength; not weakness or vulnerability.
Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explained to readers of .quickanddirtytips.com why asking for help can be challenging, ” The fear of being a burden when asking for help takes something away from our helper. We assume our helper will view the task as an unwanted load.” Dr. Ellen Hendriksen
Through my own life experiences, I encourage all mothers to put pride aside and don’t let your “Mom Boss” attitude be an unnecessary evil in your life. Asking for help is not just beneficial for selfless reasons, but it makes business sense.
People wouldn’t offer you a helping hand if they didn’t anticipate on supporting you and they may find it a self-reward in assisting you. Swallowing my pride pill each day has treated me to ask for help when I’m in need. I firmly believe that success comes from surrounding yourself with individuals that can accommodate you and support your inadequacies.
Jesika Young, Boss Mom